Learn how to make hummus from scratch! It's easier than you might think.
Hummus is a delicious and healthy dip recipe from the Middle East that today can be found all over the world.
Basically it is a simple recipe with chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, mashed with garlic, lemon juice, salt and Tahini.
Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds. It works as a thickening agent in different dishes and sauces. It's healthy, nutritious and tastes great.
If you can’t find Tahini where you live, or for a low fat hummus recipe, I find hummus tastes good also without it, or you could mix in 2 tbs greek yogurt if you like.
But the best way how to make hummus is no doubt with real Tahini.
For the tastiest hummus recipe, you need as freshly dried chickpeas as possible.
Old dried chickpeas take ages to cook and are not as tasty. The ones I used for this recipe I bought at the local farmers market, and at first I thought a bit overpriced, but wow- what quality!
The garbanzo beans, after being soaked, were cooked in only 35 min. and were absolutely heaven! Not to forget how the hummus turned out; Light, fluffy and so delicious!
Optional: It is customary to decorate the Hummus dip with for example a drizzle of olive oil, some sweet red paprika, some parsley leaves.
Be creative- you may play with your food!